The purpose of a resume is to sell your professional expertise to a hiring manger. The career objective, summary statement, or professional profile is the first advertisement of your skills and expertise that a hiring manger will see. Each one has a slightly different intent and feel. In this lesson, you will compare statements and understand their purpose.
The Difference Between Professional Summary & Profile on a Resume
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When you need a job and have to write your resume, employers usually want to see your qualifications and experience. These two items are not synonymous. Subsequently, they require different formatting and placement on your resume. Paying attention to how you address qualifications and experience affects the impression you make on the recipient and, ultimately, whether you get the job. The term "qualifications" refers to skills, knowledge or abilities you have. Put another way, qualifications tell the resume reader what you can do and what you have learned.
Resume Writing: Objectives, Summaries, or Professional Profiles
Most jobseekers wish they could unlock a magic formula for winning over employers. What, they wonder, is the perfect mix of unique skills and values that make companies want to hire them on the spot? While each hiring manager is looking for a set of unique skills from jobseekers for each opening, certain skills and values are universally sought by hiring managers.
On the other hand, a resume objective simply states the type of position that the applicant is seeking. Without restating your entire resume, it matches your qualifications to the job requirements. The intention is to show the hiring manager quickly and convincingly that you are the best person for the job. All refer to profiling your key qualifications for the job on your resume.